Cutler and Gross Appoints Jack Dooley as CEO

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Friday, March 1, 2024 4:44 PM Independent British Eyewear brand Cutler and Gross has appointed Jack Dooley as chief executive officer. Following on from a dynamic and exciting period of growth for the business, Jack Dooley’s newly established role as CEO will see him take on the further growth and development of the legacy brand.

Customer Loyalty Rests With Service, Experience and Perks

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Friday, March 1, 2024 4:33 PM With consumers having more control and buying options than ever before, winning in today's experience economy requires marketers to reach customers with the right offer at the right time, at the right place, and via the right channel.

CooperCompanies Reports Q1 2024 Revenue Increase, Raises Fiscal Year Guidance for 2024

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Friday, March 1, 2024 4:10 PM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperCompanies (Nasdaq: COO) announced the financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended Jan. 31, 2024. Overall, revenue increased 9 percent year-over-year to $931.6 million; CooperVision (CVI) revenue was up 7 percent to $621.5 million, and CooperSurgical (CSI) revenue was up 12 percent to $310.1 million. Al White, Cooper’s president and CEO, said, “We're off to an outstanding start this fiscal year. We delivered record quarterly revenues in Q1 with contact lenses growing solidly and fertility posting its 13th consecutive quarter of double-digit organic growth." Read More

20/20 Magazine: What She Wore

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Friday, March 1, 2024 3:58 PM For half a century, 20/20 has been and continues to be the purveyor of frame style and fashion. During this time, we have educated readers and inspired retailers, all while capturing and defining the trends. Throughout the past 50 years, one thing has been abundantly clear—women are driving eye style. We firmly believe women set the trends and are the reason eyewear continues to evolve. As we look back through the archives of 20/20, skimming through decade after decade of dramatic looks, it is obvious that women have transformed the eyewear arena. That transformation has played out in such a monumental way, and it all relates back to fashion. Read More

More Young Women Are Saying No to Having Children

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Friday, March 1, 2024 3:41 PM Men and women have differing opinions when the question of having children arises. Over the past decade, American birth rates have dropped significantly, with many young couples choosing to have children later or not at all. New data, however, shows this desire for children is shifting even more, as fewer women want to have children. 

New figures from the Pew Research Center find that of Americans aged 18 to 34, 69 percent who have not been married would still like to marry at some point, while 23 percent are not sure, and 8 percent do not want to get married. 

There is a battle between the sexes when it comes to wanting children, with 57 percent of men without children reporting they would like to have children one day and just 45 percent of women said they want children someday. 

Many factors are pushing women to choose not to have children. The cost of raising children, health care costs, geopolitical factors, and lack of access to reproductive care are among the reasons women are saying no to having children. 

Marriage is also not a priority for young people the way it was in the past. More than 20 percent of respondents said that marriage was extremely important to them, and only 22 percent said having children was extremely important. 

Careers are topping the list of priorities for young people, with a strong 68 percent reporting that having a job they enjoy was extremely important to them, while 62 percent said having close friends was their priority.

The Books That Inspired the Oscars

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Friday, March 1, 2024 11:29 AM It's almost time for the Oscars; before the big night, brush up on the books that inspired this year's nominees. Watch the video from The New York Times' book review here.

Insta-Pick for 3-2-24

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Invision's Tweet for 3-2-24

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Angel Eyes Vision's Tweet for 3-2-24

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Friday, March 1, 2024 8:14 AM

WeShareIt 3-2-24

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Friday, March 1, 2024 8:10 AM This gorgeous optical art is perfect for adding some spring cheer to the office. You can purchase it on Etsy here. #WeShareIt

Measurable Cognitive Deficits Linked to Long COVID

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Friday, March 1, 2024 6:09 AM Measurable cognitive deficits persisted after SARS-CoV-2 infection, a large observational study in England showed.

CooperCompanies Reports Q1 2024 Revenue Increase, Raises Fiscal Year Guidance for 2024

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Friday, March 1, 2024 12:27 AM CooperCompanies reports Q1 2024 revenue increase; Alcon reports sales growth in Q4 and Full-Year 2023; National Vision reports Q4 and Fiscal 2023 results; ReFocus Eye Health strengthens presence in New Jersey; and new “Golden Opportunity Award” honoring the late Dr. David Golden launches all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

CooperCompanies Reports Q1 2024 Revenue Increase, Raises Fiscal Year Guidance for 2024

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Friday, March 1, 2024 12:24 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperCompanies (Nasdaq: COO)  yesterday announced the financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended Jan. 31, 2024. Overall, revenue increased 9 percent year-over-year to $931.6 million; CooperVision (CVI) revenue was up 7 percent to $621.5 million, and CooperSurgical (CSI) revenue was up 12 percent to $310.1 million. Al White, Cooper’s president and CEO, said, “We're off to an outstanding start this fiscal year. We delivered record quarterly revenues in Q1 with contact lenses growing solidly and fertility posting its 13th consecutive quarter of double-digit organic growth.

Alcon Unveils New Marlo App at SECO 2024 and Provides Leadership Updates

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Friday, March 1, 2024 12:21 AM ATLANTA—Alcon (SIX/NYSE: ALC), a global leader in eyecare, is showcasing a new Marlo App at the SECO International meeting that includes additional, new features for patients. Meeting attendees will gain an exclusive look at how the Marlo App connects eyecare professionals and patients throughout their eyecare journey.

ClearVision and OWA Announce ClearVision-Adira Grants Program

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Friday, March 1, 2024 12:18 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—ClearVision Optical, in collaboration with the Optical Women’s Association (OWA), is announcing the launch of the ClearVision-Adira Grants program to facilitate personal and professional development for women in the optical industry.